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Slowdown to have impact on GPON market: Light Reading

A slowdown in new housing construction and delays in deployment of fiber to the home (FTTH) will adversely affect G...


November 26, 2008  


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A slowdown in new housing construction and delays in deployment of fiber to the home (FTTH) will adversely affect Gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) product revenues over the next 12 to 18 months, although worldwide demand for GPON products will continue to grow, according to the latest report from Light Reading Insider.

 

GPON: Still Waiting for Lift-Off explores and analyzes the GPON equipment sector, including a five-year global market forecast.

 

The report provides an overview of recent GPON developments in markets around the world, indicating likely major areas of opportunity.

 

It also reviews the impact on the GPON market of current economic and regulatory conditions — in particular the continuing uncertainty over the business case for all forms of FTTH — and assesses progress toward interoperability and development of the next generation of PON technologies. Also included is a competitive analysis of GPON offerings from 15 different suppliers.

 

“GPON has emerged as probably the most important of the current technologies for FTTH and FTTB,” says Danny Dicks, research analyst for Light Reading Insider and author of the report. “GPON is likely to keep its technology leadership position through at least 2011, at which point next-generation PON technologies will emerge.”

 

The current economic slowdown is having an immediate effect on GPON revenues, and a prolonged slump could have significant implications for GPON suppliers, Dicks adds.